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RE: Closed non-embedded content???

From: Bailey, Bruce <Bailey@Access-Board.gov>
Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2012 11:59:26 +0000
To: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, Michael Pluke <Mike.Pluke@castle-consult.com>
CC: "public-wcag2ict-tf@w3.org" <public-wcag2ict-tf@w3.org>
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Gregg, I concur with your analysis, and want to respond question you raise.

> The question is: 
> can players meet access regs if they honor the" do not provide access" flag? 

A parallel situation comes up pretty often in the Federal sphere.  Really it is *any* software that *might* be used in a way that is inaccessible.  Agencies have responsibility to (1) procure software that is as accessible as possible, but then (2) develop and promote policies and practices that ensure accessibility using that software.

I am reminded of a review I was involved with recently for a webinar package which had two modes for mutual web surfing.  The default mode, screen sharing, let participants see the presenter's mouse cursor and made sure everyone was scrolled to the same place on a web page.  There was another mode though that used the participants browser for this, and had the strong advantage of being compatible with screen reading software.  It made things more complicated, but it would be a mistake to ban this webinar software because it allowed an inaccessible mode.
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